●After ending the year 2012 with DIR EN GREY’s first appearance at the “COUNTDOWN JAPAN 12/13″live, the band started 2013 with the continuation of their tour “TOUR 2013 IN SITU -The Depiction of Reality-” (total of 4 shows in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka) that began in late 2012. They aggressively performed on stage as if they were trying to fill in their absent period which was the couple of months when Kyo had problems with his voice in early 2012.
 
●April 3rd, they release a mini album『THE UNRAVELING』. This album was much too dense with volume to even call it a “mini”. Not only was the title song [Unraveling] new, but the rest of the previously-released songs on the album were all re-newed with new arranges and recordings, thus creating noise all over.
 
●After the release of 『THE UNRAVELING』, DIR EN GREY start their tour”TOUR2013 TABULA RASA” from April thru May. This tour consisted of 7 major cities in Japan with 13 shows in total. During the end of this tour, DIR EN GREY also performed at Ozzy Osborne’s Japan debut festival “Ozzfest” on May12th. (“Ozzfest” was held on May 11th & 12th) along with bands such as BLACK SABBATH, TOOL and STONE SOUR.
 
●On May 24th, they held a premium live show for the purchasers of『THE UNRAVELING』[Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version] Special LIVE” in Tokyo at Shibuya Public Hall. The live footage of this show will be included in their next single 『SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH』(Limited Order-Only Deluxe Version) attached DVD that will be on sale January 2014.
 
●In June, the band tours Europe. Continuing their “TOUR2013 TABULA RASA” from Japan, they tour countries Germany and France. They also performed at a major festival “DOWNLOAD” in Donington Park, England (2009 was their last performance). They also performed at “NOVA ROCK” in Australia.
 
●In September, DIR EN GREY start their”TOUR2013 GHOUL”tour in Japan. They had 2 different sub-titles for this tour, “mazy” and “instinct” to differentiate the venues between the live houses and large standing concert venues. They toured 9 cities which consisted of 15 shows all together including the “fan club members only” shows.
 
●On September 25th, they release a documentary 『TOUR12-13 IN SITU-TABULA RASA』on DVD & Blu-ray.
 
●In November, as a continuation of the “TOUR2013 GHOUL”, they tour North America. It has been 2 years since they last toured there. Starting at Dallas on November 3rd and ending the tour in Los Angeles on the 24thh, they performed 14 shows all together. Using the same footage and stage effects as their tour in Japan (from September thru October) and Kyo wearing the same corpse-look makeup, this tour was a huge success and it made news all over.

TOUR2013 IN SITU -The Depiction of Reality-

  • 01.26 Zepp Nagoya -「a knot」&ONLINE only-
  • 01.27 DOJIMA RIVER FORUM -「a knot」&ONLINE only-
  • 01.31 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST -STUDIO COAST 10th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL LIVE-
  • 02.01 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST -「a knot」&ONLINE only-
  • 4月3日 MINI ALBUM 『THE UNRAVELING』RELEASE

TOUR2013 TABULA RASA

  • 04.05 TOKYO DOME CITY HALL
  • 04.11 NAMBA Hatch
  • 04.12 NAMBA Hatch
  • 04.14 KOCHI BAY5 SQUARE
  • 04.18 Zepp Nagoya
  • 04.20 KYOTO KBS HALL
  • 04.21 KYOTO KBS HALL
  • 04.27 Kobe International House
  • 04.28 Kobe International House
  • 05.03 YOKOHAMA BLITZ -「a knot」&ONLINE only-
  • 05.04 YOKOHAMA BLITZ -「a knot」only-
  • 05.15 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  • 05.16 SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST

Ozzfest Japan 2013

  • 05.12 MAKUHARI MESSE International Convention Complex Halls 9~11

MINI ALBUM『THE UNRAVELING』【完全受注生産限定盤】購入者限定LIVE
TOUR2013 TABULA RASA -揚羽ノ羽ノ夢ハ蛹-

  • 05.24 Shibuya Public Hall

OVERSEAS (EU) TOUR2013 TABULA RASA

  • 06.11 LIVE MUSIC HALL -Cologne / Germany-
  • 06.13 LA CIGALE -Paris / France-

DOWNLOAD

  • 06.14 Donington Park -Derby / UK-

NOVA ROCK Festival

  • 06.16 Pannonia Fields II -Nickelsdorf / Austria

TOUR2013 GHOUL  ■TOUR2013 GHOUL -mazy- / □TOUR2013 GHOUL -instinct-

  • ■09.18 YOKOHAMA BLITZ -「a knot」only-
  • ■09.19 YOKOHAMA BLITZ
  • □09.24 SENDAIRensa
  • □09.26 NIIGATALOTS
  • □09.27 NIIGATALOTS
  • □10.04 OKAYAMACRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
  • □10.05 OKAYAMACRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
  • □10.08 OITA T.O.P.S Bitts HALL
  • □10.11 KBSHALL
  • □10.12 KBSHALL
  • ■10.14 Zepp Nagoya
  • ■10.18 SHINKIBASTUDIO COAST
  • ■10.19 SHINKIBASTUDIO COAST
  • ■10.22 NAMBA Hatch
  • ■10.24 NAMBA Hatch
  • 9月25日 Documentary DVD & Blu-ray 『TOUR12-13 IN SITU-TABULA RASA』 RELEASE

OVERSEAS (U.S. / CANADA) TOUR2013 GHOUL

  • 11.03 Trees -Dallas, TX / U.S.-
  • 11.04 Scout Bar -Houston, TX / U.S.-
  • 11.06 Center Stage -Atlanta, GA / U.S.-
  • 11.08 Baltimore Soundstage -Baltimore, MD / U.S.-
  • 11.09 The Theatre of Living Arts -Philadelphia, PA / U.S.-
  • 11.11 Irving Plaza -New York, NY / U.S.-
  • 11.12 Paradise Rock Club -Boston, MA / U.S.-
  • 11.14 The Opera House -Toronto, ON / CANADA-
  • 11.16 House of Blues -Chicago, IL / U.S.-
  • 11.17 The Varsity Theater -Minneapolis, MN / U.S.-
  • 11.19 The Bluebird Theatre -Denver, CO / U.S.-
  • 11.22 Showbox at the Market -Seattle, WA / U.S.- (11/21振替公演)
  • 11.23 The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center -San Francisco, CA / U.S.-
  • 11.24 House of Blues Sunset Strip -West Hollywood, CA / U.S.-

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